Becoming an effective supervisor part 2

This Part 2 workshop will continue the supervision training from Part 1 and will focus on how to use the experiential learning cycle as a key model for setting up and maintaining effective learning in supervision.


09:00 Registration, tea and coffee
09:30 Workshop starts
16:00 Approximate workshop finish


The supervision provided will focus on clinical supervision for trainees or for qualified psychologists. The day will take the experiential learning cycle and show how it can be used as a model for implementing supervision. Those taking part will be invited to move around the four steps of the experiential learning cycle: doing, reflecting, learning and applying learning. Each step will be explained, applied to supervision and there will be time to practice working with each stage individually. The workshop will be a blend of input, experiential work, live supervision and small discussion groups. It will focus on helping supervisees become “reflective practitioners” and will provide models and frameworks to help supervisors train in reflection and levels of reflection.

The workshop will be based on a strong psychology of learning: how do individuals learn, what supports and hinders their learning and how can supervisors provide the relationship and environment that enables transformational learning. It will also be based on the research from counselling psychology on supervision e.g., what are the features of an effective/ineffective supervisor and what factors help supervisees learn from supervision. Developmental models of supervision will be included as will personality theory applied to styles of learning. The evidence base for supervision will be looked at and references provided.

Pre-workshop reading

Supervision: Critical reflection for transformational learning

Target Audience

This workshop is suitable for psychologists and other professionals who are supervisors and have either done Part 1 or initial supervision training. It is not essential to have attended Part 1 but it is important to have had some formal initial training in supervision that includes theories of supervision.

Learning outcomes and objectives

  • To understand the experiential learning cycle and how it applies to supervision
  • To look at how supervisees engage with their work and to help them make ethical decisions for excellent practice
  • To support and train supervisees in deepening levels of reflection
  • To help supervisors understand the learning process and how to become personalised facilitators of learning
  • To help supervisees make the best use of supervision (using the trainers manual “Becoming an Effective Supervisee – Creating Learning  Partnerships” 2nd Edition, 2011)
  • To enable supervisees transfer their learning from supervision to actual work with their clients.

This workshop fulfils some of the Learning Outcomes required for entry onto the Society’s Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors (RAPPS). The register is designed to recognise psychologists with special expertise in supervision.

Facilitator: Dr Michael Carroll CPsychol AFBPsS

Michael is Visiting Industrial Professor in the Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol and the winner of the 2001 British Psychological Society Award for Distinguished Contributions to Professional Psychology. He is a Fellow of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, a Chartered Psychologist and a BACP Senior Registered Practitioner. Michael is an accredited Executive Coach and an accredited Supervisor of Executive Coaches with APECS (Association for Professional Executive Coaches and Supervisors). He has provided training in supervision for the Prison Service, the Probation Service and internationally in Ireland, Australia, Norway, and Switzerland.

Booking information


Society Member £130 + VAT
Non Member £195 +VAT

How to book

Please note: online bookings will close 24 hours prior to the event. Please call +44 (0)116 2529512 for availability after this point.

To pay by cheque or request an invoice complete and return the registration form.

Please note that we are only able to accept invoice requests more than 6 weeks before the event date.

Tue, 25/09/2012 (All day)
Contact Information: 

BPS Learning Centre
Tel. +44 (0)116 252 9925

BPS Learning Centre